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Novena for those with addictions June 11, 2012

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, Dallas Diocese, General Catholic, Interior Life, Saints, Tradition, Virtue.

Most folks that are addicts have more than one.  Venerable Matt Talbot was an Irish alkie who became sober and a great, faithful Catholic through prayer, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and much devotion to our lady.  His intercession has been powerful for addicts. His feast day is June 19 – so start Novena today to finish on feast day.  All the below kindly sent my MJD:


Short prayer to say for nine days:

May Matt Talbot’s triumph over addiction, brings hope to our community and strength to our hearts, may he intercede for …name… who struggles with his/her addiction, through Christ Our Lord. Amen


Longer novena – say for nine days – PRAYER FOR THE ADDICTED

God of mercy, we bless You in the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ, who ministered to all who come to Him. Give Your strength to Name the person or people who have addictions Your servant(s), bound by the chains of addiction. Enfold him/her  in Your love and restore him/her to the freedom of God’s children. Lord, look with compassion on all those who have lost their health and freedom. Restore to them the assurance of Your unfailing mercy, and strengthen them in the work of recovery. To those who care for them, grant patient understanding and a love that perseveres. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

for his beatification:

“Lord, in your servant, Matt Talbot you have given us a wonderful example of triumph over addiction, of devotion to duty, and of lifelong reverence of the Holy Sacrament. May his life of prayer and penance give us courage to take up our crosses and follow in the footsteps of Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Father, if it be your will that your beloved servant should be glorified by your Church, make known by your heavenly favours the power he enjoys in your sight. We ask this through the same Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen

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